The West Coast Ghost and Paranormal Society (West Coast GAPS) is a Phoenix-based and internationally recognized organization aimed at finding scientific and common explanations for haunting claims and paranormal events in locations throughout the U.S. The team of professionals, which operates strictly on donations and fundraising events, takes a different approach to investigating paranormal claims. They use involved research and evidence-gathering methods to first seek out reasonable explanations for strange occurrences. Ghost and paranormal encounters are rare, and the primary goal of West Coast GAPS is to bring peace of mind to those living in fear.
West Coast GAPS Founder, Andy Rice, has over 15 years of experience in paranormal research and investigating. In 2007, he and his wife, Makayla Rice, formed WCGAPS when they were unable to find another group in Arizona that shared the same philosophical views in their approach to the paranormal. Mr. Rice has created a creditable and renowned organization made up of professionals with expertise in a variety of specialized fields. Making up the WCGAPS team is Dr. Dan Graham, a well know doctor who has studied the effects of herbal and holistic medicine, hosted his own radio program and was the Chiropractor for the Anaheim Angels; Michael Reck, a sleep technician who studies the brain activity for medical disorders in the lab that he runs and is one of 12 medical professionals in the United States that authors the certification test for all inspiring sleep technicians; Kathy Gironda, a registered nurse with 14 years of experience working in various departments such as the ICU and maternity ward; Gabriella Garofalo-Reck, a sleep technician with a background in the mental health profession; Jeff Grunow, retired from the Air Force Military Police after 23 1/2 years of service and served 18 months at the famed Area 51, is licensed by the Federal Government for fugitive recovery and has extensive video and electronics knowledge; Micahel Collins, a professional graphic artist and an expert in photographic analysis; and Darryl Corfman, a retired security expert with a background in radio and electronics engineering; John Rich, a business owner who specializes in cabling and sound products and has the working knowledge of how electrical components and sound acoustics work. These are only a few of our members with an exceptional list of credentials that work synergistically which WCGAPS implements in its' research and investigative methodology.
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